Knights bury Emerson
By Dennis Wilson
Scoring at will, New Milford claimed its fourth straight victim as the
unbeaten Knights romped to a 44-6 gridiron victory over Emerson on Saturday afternoon. Jon-Marc Tobin keyed the
ground attack, scoring three times of TD runs of one, 56 and 13 yards. Quarterback Luke Romeo tossed touchdown
strikes of 21 yards to Henry Marksbury and 24 yards to Dennis Calacione.
Rachel Von Dreele was fastest to the finish at Overpeck Lark as she led a 1-2-3 Knights finish in a 17-46 victory
over Leonia in a BCSL - Olympic girls cross country meet on Wednesday. Von Dreele was clocked in 23 minutes, 28
seconds as she completed the 3.1-mile course while Christine McCann (23:56) and Ruth Largo (24:40) followed her
across the line. Michelle Guerrero (29:03) finished fifth.
Leading 3-0 at the halftime break, New Milford exploded with six goals in the second half to rout Emerson 9-0
in a BCSL - Olympic boys soccer match on Wednesday. Mike James led the attack, netting a pair of goals and dishing
off an assist while Sebastian Figueroa, Karl Martenson, Phil Mastrotta and Diego Pereyra each chipped in with a
goal and an assist. Wilson Aldahondo, Ed Franco and Ervin Ventura contributed solo goals with Derrick Wendt credited
with three assists and James Colasurdo picking up two.
In a BCSL - Olympic girls soccer match on Tuesday, the Lady Knights held on for a 2-1 victory over Emerson to
improve to 2-1. Jesse DeFino and Jen LaJoie tallied goals with DeFino picked up the only assist of the contest
in the opening half to give New Milford a 2-0 advantage going to the halftime break. Keeper Tatiana Ciccone was
busy between the pipes, stopping 14 of 15 shots on goal while her teammates converted two of six shots on the Cavaliers
Following a scoreless first half, the Lady Knights racked up their third victory on Friday when LaJoie scored
twice in the second half and Marie Woke added a solo goal in a 3-0 win Ridgefield. DeFino and Woke posted assists
with Tatiana stopping all nine shots on goal to record the shutout victory.
New Milford swept the doubles competition to edge Park Ridge 3-2 for the Lady Knights initial win of the 2001
campaign after opening with four losses. The top tandem of Sara Kahn and Jennet Kocak outlasted the Owl duo of
Kim Boote and Megan Miller 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 in the No. 1 doubles match. At second doubles Jackie Wong and Liz Yepez
pulled out a 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) win over Kathleen Antognini and Jackie Wells. Stephanie Wong provided the crucial third
team point when she defeated Pam Dorsette 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 at third singles. Diana Sita dropped a 6-2, 6-7 (2-7),
6-3 verdict to Leah Huettinger in the No. 2 singles slot with the Lady Knights top player Laura Chomiak falling
to Katie O'Rourke 6-1, 6-3 at first singles.